‘Honesty is the best policy’ that is a phrase that we hear a lot but at Bells Farm it is vitally important. As a Peacemakers school we encourage everyone to tell the truth and to be honest. We have come to realise that by doing so problems can be sorted out much quicker and easily. Little lies can often grow into huge problems for everyone! I am pleased to say that a lot of children in school now realise that honesty is in fact the best policy – well done!!
Year 2 Toucans had a very sensible discussion about honesty during Circle Time this week. We discussed times when we had been honest when we had done something wrong, here are some of their ideas. See their full blog about their discussion – click here.
This month our value word is Caring – Year 3 were asked how they would show a caring attitude at school. They discussed all the little things that they could do to show that they care. They came up with a map of ideas – have a look at all the lovely ideas they thought of.
Showing that we care can be done in many ways BIG or small – just holding a door open or asking if someone has had a nice day. Think of ways in which you can show you care this month – you never know someone might show they care for you too!
Mrs Knipe, Assistant Headteacher has given some examples of where our children have been thoughtful.
I have seen many examples of this throughout the school last week.
I saw Kieran stopping what he was doing to help Miss Procter move the computer trolley.
I saw Osama in the dining room offer Mrs Butterworth a knife and fork.
Someone stopped to ask if I was okay when I knocked my leg on the furniture.
I saw children holding doors open for teachers.
I am pleased to say that I think Bells Farm children are very thoughtful.
Year 4 have been thinking about the value word and have thought about times that they have been thoughtful. Here are some of the things they said:
Our value word this month is Freedom and in assembly on Friday Mrs Knipe discussed the values we hold dear in this country.
Two of our British Values are about individual liberty and the FREEDOM to express opinions and choices – this is all done alongside the rules and laws of this country. We also have mutual respect for those of a different religion, who have different beliefs and culture to ours.
We give people the FREEDOM to express themselves and live their lives the way they wish.
Year 4 discussed Freedom in class – here are some of the things they have said:
Year 5 Kestrels have discussed this month’s value word of tolerance. Their little video clip challenges you to think about being tolerant especially when people don’t understand or get something right first time. It can be easy to get cross or laugh at others, but by being tolerant you avoid upsetting and hurting people’s feelings.
This month’s value word is Responsibility. Year 6 have been thinking carefully about the responsibility they now have as the oldest children in the school and the example they should be setting to the other children at Bells Farm. They have written out learning promises and now have a responsibility to see them through.
Respect – this is our value word for the month of July. It’s a word that is used often and sometimes wrongly by some people. Lots of people demand respect and sometimes people use lack of respect as a reason to argue or fight with others. One thing we need to be clear about is that respect is something you must give – you will never receive respect unless you are kind and supportive of others and look after each other, your environment and your belongings. In today’s assembly Mrs Knipe discussed with everyone how we can show respect. She played a YouTube clip about respect which is attached to this blog. Take time to look and listen.
Our values word this month is Friendship – we will learn and talk about what makes a good friend and how we can be friends to others. Try to remember that you can show friendship to lots of different people in lots of different ways. Think about your close friends this month and ask yourself if you are really a true friend.